[DWJ] What this list has given me

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Fri Dec 28 01:35:29 EST 2007


Otter Perry answered the question:
>> ps. What is the Code of Hammurabi?
> 
> An ancient Babylonian law code.  c 1760 BC, I find by referring
> quickly to Wikipedia.  In other words, it's _not_ news.

One of the earliest, if not the first, written code.
A model for the  Ten Commandments, and later, the U.S.
Constitution.  And all other written codes that are
out there for all to see, and not secret (as we have,
since 9/11, acquired in the States), or the arbitrary
rulings of warlords and capricious despots.

--Mark





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